Life Story / Obituary
Carol Ann Chamberlain was born in Detroit Michigan, on March 2, 1945. She was the youngest daughter of Dominic and Bernice Rybinski.
Carol attended Redford High School in Detroit and Henry Ford community college earning an associate degree.
Her first career was in banking. In the late 1970”s, she moved to Holland taking a job with Excello as an inspector and worked with them until her retirement.
Throughout her life, Carol enjoyed swimming, especially in her later years at Evergreen Commons, gardening, painting and sculpting, creating many lovely pieces that her family enjoy, and dancing to Motown music.
Carol is survived by her two sons, Mark and Luke Chamberlain, her sister Geri (Rybinski) Van Lopik, nieces Susan (Rybinski) Elliott, Kim (Michaub) Rybinski; Nephews Matthew Rybinski, David Rybinski, Paul Brooks, John Brooks, Ken Brooks, Mark Elliott and eleven great nieces and nephews all of whom enjoyed her zest for life and fun-loving sense of humor.
During her final year Carol and her family enjoyed her “family” at Addington Place at Lakeside Vista and appreciated the staff’s kindness and loving care. They helped to make her stay there fun.
Those wishing to make a memorial in Carol’s memory may do so to the National Institute for Mental Health (NIMH)
The family will receive visitors on Monday, August 16, from 12:30pm to 1:30pm, at the Dykstra Funeral Home - Downtown Chapel, 29 East 9th Street, Holland. A funeral ceremony will take place following visitation at 1:30pm. Father Charlie Brown will preside over the ceremony.